Mixed Media

October 2010

First Aid Kit - “Ghost Town” (video)

Swedish sisters Klara and Johanna Soderberg are still on their way out of their teens, so their music sometimes displays an earnestness that can chafe


‘Blue Valentine’ Trailer and Clip (2010, dir. Derek Cianfrance)

The MPAA just slapped the dreaded “NC-17” rating onto this Weinstein year-end release, leading many prognosticators to sound the death knell for the film’s


Meat Beat Manifesto - “Waterphone” Video (PopMatters Premiere)

Meat Beat Manifesto have been perfecting their techno sound since 1987 and have been major influencers on trip-hop, as well as drum and bass along the way.


Bonobo Returns to North America (video / tour)

UK downtempo-act Bonobo is back on the scene with a cross-continental tour of the U.S. and Canada this fall, in support of his Black


Dar Williams with Gary Louris - “As Cool As I Am” (PopMatters Premiere)

Dar Williams offers up instantly memorable tunes rooted in the great Americana folk-pop tradition.


Best Coast - “Boyfriend” (video / tour dates)

L.A. based Best Coast is serving up some much needed sun soaked pop with the video for their latest single, “Boyfriend”. The video, directed


El Boy Die - “Dead Kings” MP3 (PopMatters Premiere)

France's El Boy Die constructs his tunes like a film composer, creating expansive, cinematic music that evokes mood and imagery in equal measure.


PVT - “Light Up Bright Fires” (video)

Out of focus more than in, this video starts out with Close Encounters tones and then proceeds to circle around video pixelated images, reflections of


Nellie McKay on the Radio

In some ways, Nellie McKay is the quintessential New Yorker. She has the insouciance of the sophisticate and the naïveté of the innocent all


Matrix Metals - “Flamingo Breeze Part 4” (video)

There’s always a very real possibility that a band like Matrix Metals are just television score muzak made palatable by Ariel Pink’s economical


September 2010

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'Steep' Loves Its Mountains

// Moving Pixels

"SSX wanted you to fight its mountains, Steep wants you to love its mountains.

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